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Urban Splash progresses next House phase

Plans for the developer’s next stage of work at Irwell Riverside, a project featuring the House modular homes developed with architect shedkm, have been lodged with Salford City Council.

The application covers 156 units in three blocks, ranging in height between seven, nine and 11 storeys and will be the next phase of the scheme on Springfield Lane off Trinity Way. There will be 78 one-bedroom apartments and the same number of two-bedroom flats.

The House brand sees buyers design the layout of their own homes, which are built off-site in an East Midlands factory. Both flats and townhouses are available under the brand, and Irwell Riverside will also have 72 houses when complete.

To this point, 22 houses are on site completed, with the first residents moving in late last year. An Urban Splash spokesman said that houses will be delivered regularly throughout this year.

The business found success with the House concept at New Islington, selling all 43 units off-plan. Launched at MIPIM 2016, it also has House sites lined up in North Shields and Birmingham’s Port Loop.

The Salford site, which originally secured consent in 2015, formerly housed the Greengate cotton mills and Springfield Iron Works and lies to the north of the busy Greengate development area.

Despite Your Housing Group this month calling time on its modular joint venture with WElink, modular operators are still chalking up wins. This week, London Mayor Sadiq Khan approved a 21-storey Pocket Living scheme in Croydon, where 70% of homes will be affordable and the rest of the 153 units made available through shared ownership.

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These prefabs are dear..They belong further out, I feel, too.

By Schwyz